The Recreation Centers of Sun City Board of Directors and the Elections Committee announced the names of the candidates who will be on the ballot in this year’s election.
The candidates to fill five expiring seats will be Steve Collins, Kat Fimmel, Martin Heinrichs, Dale Lehrer, Karen McAdam, Sheila Rooney and Sue Wilson.
The three directors whose terms on the board are expiring at the end of the year are President Dan Schroeder, Vice President Dale Lehrer and Treasurer Sue Wilson. In addition, two other seats on the board need to be filled during this election cycle due to resignations.
The top three candidates with the most votes will serve three-year terms, the fourth vote-getter will serve a two-year term and the fifth-place winner will serve for one year. All candidates must receive a minimum of 100 votes in order to win a seat on the board. Should there not be five eligible winners, the board will appoint another member to complete the term(s) that remain unfilled.
RCSC cardholders will have the opportunity to meet the candidates and hear their stance on the issues at two upcoming candidate forums 2-4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. Due to current physical distancing requirements, both forums will be conducted in the auditorium at Sundial Center, 14801 N. 103rd Ave. Candidates will be available to meet and greet RCSC cardholders starting 30 minutes prior to the start of each session, but due to health restrictions, no refreshments will be served. RCSC cardholders will also have an opportunity to view video recordings of these sessions on the RCSC YouTube channel if they are unable or uncomfortable attending in person.
Other opportunities to meet and speak with the candidates include at upcoming board meetings, if attendance is allowed, 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29; Monday, Nov. 9; Thursday, Nov. 19; and Monday, Dec. 7, all in the Sundial auditorium.
Out of an abundance of caution during this time, candidate literature will not be available at various recreation centers and golf pro shops this year. Candidate biographies will be available in upcoming editions of the SunViews newsletter and online via the RCSC web portal once voting begins 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9.
While RCSC members are encouraged to sign up and use the RCSC web portal to cast their ballots, in-person voting on election day is available 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8 in Lakeview Center social hall No. 2.
Absentee ballots can be requested by contacting the RCSC corporate office at 623-561-4600 beginning Monday, Nov. 9. The last day to request an absentee ballot be mailed is Tuesday, Dec. 1. Members also have the option of picking up an absentee ballot at the corporate office during this period, but all ballots must be received no later than Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Those elected to serve on the board will be sworn in at the board meeting 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17 at Sundial.